What we're about

We are NOT a beginner MTB group! You should be at least intermediate skill and fitness to keep up with our ride pace. There are other MTB groups more suited for beginners and riders getting back into shape. Consider us the "Black and Blue Division" of Utah MTB Meetup!

We are a good group for people who are looking for riding partners, since a lot of folks don't like riding alone (I don't!). We keep our groups smaller to minimize impact on the trails and with other trail users. We also do this to tailor the ride levels. In this group, we rate rides based on technical difficulty, AND a separate rating for fitness. Rides will have distance and vertical feet estimated, so you can gauge if it's something you can handle without killing yourself, or being bored.

Also, we recommend that our group members use Strava (a free phone app), so you can use it to track your progress, and to see how you "match up" with members of our group.

Our Strava Group Page is at

https://www.strava.com/clubs/292242

Note that we are NOT a group of hard core ex-racers who normal folks like us cannot keep up with, riding "Race pace" every time out. We are also not the group to join if you are a beginner! We are somewhere in the middle, and know how to ride hard, but sometimes we also like to smell the flowers!

That being said, we are VERY prompt. If the ride says we roll at 9am, at 9:01 we are not there any more, even if someone is missing. We won't hold the group up for someone who is late. If you want to ride, act like it and be on time!

If there is a ride you want to do, even if it's a ride you haven't done, but want to, feel free to contact us and we'll see if we can put it on the calendar.

DISCLAIMER ***The Organizer and Assistant Organizers in this group are NOT professional guides. The function of the organizer(s) is only to organize the meetup. Each person who signs up for a trip/meetup/outing is responsible for his or her own safety. By signing up for an event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with any outdoor activity and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards. In addition, you further agree to release and discharge the Organizer and Assistant Organizers of the Utah Mountain Biking, Intermediate and Advanced, Trail and Fat Meetup from and against any and all liability arising from your participation in the group activities.***

Upcoming events (5)

Morning Quarry, EZ PEDAL Climb and Descent, LCC Remote Lot, 7am, 9mi/1300'

Little Cottonwood Remote Lot

Lollygagging ride on Quarry! We normally have the trail to ourselves in the early morning!

We'll climb from the LCC REMOTE LOT to the old mill. Have a snack and chat, then head back with a couple techy detours on the way down. We are not riding fast today, this is a good ride for intermediates to start building skills.

The Remote Lot gives us an additional mile of warm up and cool down gentle XC riding, then the climb starts. The result is ~1300' Climbing in 9 miles total riding. For reference I normally bring 40-50oz of water for this ride, and have a little left over when I'm done, depending on how warm it is.

This ride is intermediate fitness, and intermediate technical. It something sketches you out, simply walk. There are some advanced sections which are optional, we can discuss and see if anyone is up to it.

This ride is completed in ~1.5hrs of riding time.

What gear to bring? (https://www.meetup.com/Utah-Mountain-Biking-Meetup-Intermediate-and-Advanced/messages/boards/thread/50921842/)

Morning Quarry, EZ PEDAL Climb and Descent, LCC Remote Lot, 7am, 9mi/1300'

Little Cottonwood Remote Lot

Lollygagging ride on Quarry! We normally have the trail to ourselves in the early morning!

We'll climb from the LCC REMOTE LOT to the old mill. Have a snack and chat, then head back with a couple techy detours on the way down. We are not riding fast today, this is a good ride for intermediates to start building skills.

The Remote Lot gives us an additional mile of warm up and cool down gentle XC riding, then the climb starts. The result is ~1300' Climbing in 9 miles total riding. For reference I normally bring 40-50oz of water for this ride, and have a little left over when I'm done, depending on how warm it is.

This ride is intermediate fitness, and intermediate technical. It something sketches you out, simply walk. There are some advanced sections which are optional, we can discuss and see if anyone is up to it.

This ride is completed in ~1.5hrs of riding time.

What gear to bring? (https://www.meetup.com/Utah-Mountain-Biking-Meetup-Intermediate-and-Advanced/messages/boards/thread/50921842/)

Morning Quarry, EZ PEDAL Climb and Descent, LCC Remote Lot, 7am, 9mi/1300'

Little Cottonwood Remote Lot

Lollygagging ride on Quarry! We normally have the trail to ourselves in the early morning!

We'll climb from the LCC REMOTE LOT to the old mill. Have a snack and chat, then head back with a couple techy detours on the way down. We are not riding fast today, this is a good ride for intermediates to start building skills.

The Remote Lot gives us an additional mile of warm up and cool down gentle XC riding, then the climb starts. The result is ~1300' Climbing in 9 miles total riding. For reference I normally bring 40-50oz of water for this ride, and have a little left over when I'm done, depending on how warm it is.

This ride is intermediate fitness, and intermediate technical. It something sketches you out, simply walk. There are some advanced sections which are optional, we can discuss and see if anyone is up to it.

This ride is completed in ~1.5hrs of riding time.

What gear to bring? (https://www.meetup.com/Utah-Mountain-Biking-Meetup-Intermediate-and-Advanced/messages/boards/thread/50921842/)

Morning Quarry, EZ PEDAL Climb and Descent, LCC Remote Lot, 7am, 9mi/1300'

Little Cottonwood Remote Lot

Lollygagging ride on Quarry! We normally have the trail to ourselves in the early morning!

We'll climb from the LCC REMOTE LOT to the old mill. Have a snack and chat, then head back with a couple techy detours on the way down. We are not riding fast today, this is a good ride for intermediates to start building skills.

The Remote Lot gives us an additional mile of warm up and cool down gentle XC riding, then the climb starts. The result is ~1300' Climbing in 9 miles total riding. For reference I normally bring 40-50oz of water for this ride, and have a little left over when I'm done, depending on how warm it is.

This ride is intermediate fitness, and intermediate technical. It something sketches you out, simply walk. There are some advanced sections which are optional, we can discuss and see if anyone is up to it.

This ride is completed in ~1.5hrs of riding time.

What gear to bring? (https://www.meetup.com/Utah-Mountain-Biking-Meetup-Intermediate-and-Advanced/messages/boards/thread/50921842/)

Past events (469)

LIFT SERVE @ Deer Valley! Fitness level, WHO CARES!

Deer Valley Resort

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